The Children's Center

721 Stevens Ave,
Portland, ME, 04103-0410
     Tel: (207)797-9366
Grades: PK - K | 14 students
The Childrens Center believe fostering development should be the aim of education - that each individual is unique and has his/her own temperament and learning style.
The individual brings this uniqueness into each new experience and takes an active role in the process of learning.
We learn through our actions and interactions with people and our environment.
As teachers, we are also learners, testing out and perfecting our theories about how children learn and how we may best facilitate the process.
We believe that the theories children construct about how the world operates (e.g.
how blocks can be stacked to build a bridge, how to obtain a toy that someone else is using, and when to stop pouring milk so it won't spill) forms the foundation for more complex skills of reading, writing, mathematical, social and moral reasoning.
Thus, we believe development can best be facilitated by giving children a wide range of opportunities to actively explore, manipulate, question, and discover.
Our goals for the children are for them to develop positive self-esteem, to become self-initiated thinkers and discoverers and to have respect for themselves and others in the world in which they live.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 14 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade The Children

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Catherine McAuley High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Brigid School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Brigid School (0.1 miles away)
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  • PortlandSt Brigid School
      (Roman Catholic)
    695 Stevens Ave
    PortlandME04103
    (207)797-7073
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.1 mi | 313 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PortlandCatherine McAuley High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    631 Stevens Avenue
    PortlandME04103
    (207)797-3802
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.2 mi | 145 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PortlandCheverus High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    267 Ocean Ave
    PortlandME04103
    (207)774-6238
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.8 mi | 486 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PortlandBreakwater School
    856 Brighton Ave
    PortlandME04102
    (207)772-8689
    1.2 mi | 99 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PortlandLevey Day School
      (Jewish)
    400 Deering Ave
    PortlandME04103
    (207)776-7474
      (Jewish)
    1.3 mi | 40 students | Gr. K-5                      

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